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outcry and political pressure, congress will vote today on a $9 billion hurricane sandy relief bill. relief many say is long overdue. >>> turn for the worst, venezuelan officials admit hugo chavez is battling respiratory failure, now calling their leader's status severe. >>> and trapped on thin ice. two teenagers stuck in the middle of a frozen life, clinging to a dead tree for hours. their dramatic rescue just ahead. >>> wow. good morning. welcome to "early start." we're happy you're with us. i'm zoraida sambolin. >> i'm christine romans. it's 5:00 a.m. in the east. >> we begin this morning with a snowy mess in west texas. conditions are so bad that large portions of interstate 10 between el paso and ft. stockton were closed overnight. do they really get a lot of snow? they've gotten record snow in that area. >> you're absolutely right. it was really the spaghetti bowl on i-10. the biggest problem where were the icy bridges and overpasses. that's what closed portions of the road. those roads have since been reopened. now, el paso picked up 2.9 inches. believe it or not, it's not ou
support for making sure that the sandy relief package got passed, so i expect that we'll see him continue to press congress in these coming weeks. they're going to take it back up on the 15th of this month, alex? >> okay, let's go from there to looking ahead to the debt ceiling debate, kristen. what is the his's strategy to get what it wants out of this deal without getting into another budget showdown? >> well, if you talk to white house officials they believe they have more leverage going into this battle in part because they got republicans to break on the issue of increasing taxes on wealthier americans, that's, of course, what president obama campaigned on and he got that as a part of the fiscal cliff deal. moving forward i think you can expect to see president obama hitting the road, taking his message on the road, traveling to different states and making the argument if the debt ceiling isn't increased, the economy will suffer. you hear him say he's not going to negotiate with republicans. what specifically does that mean, we'll have to wait and see because, of course, house speake
of hurricane sandy. it might sound like a no-brainer, but the conservative club for growth promised to punish anyone who voted for it, and 67 republicans voted it down. that's ahead. this is "hardball," the place for politics. >>> vice president biden presided over a joint session of congress today to officially count the electoral votes for president. it's a formality required under the u.s. code, but it's worth noting this fact. according to the official tally from november's election, president obama won 51.1% of the popular vote to mitt romney's, get this, 47.2%. and that makes obama the first president since dwight eisenhower to win at least 51% of the vote in back-to-back elections, and he's the first democrat to do so since fdr. we'll be right back. you know that little 50-pound thingy at the doctor's office when they weigh you, and they have to move it over? my doctor does not have to do that anymore. [ male announcer ] for every 2 pounds you lose through diet and exercise alli can help you lose one more by blocking some of the fat you eat. feels great. [ male announcer ] simple. effe
. >>> bay area schools make changes this the wake of the sandy hook shooting. the new rule that starts at classroom door. >>> the president names picks of the new national security team. they will not get the jobs without a fight. >>> hillary clinton back on the job with extra protection. the gag gift she got from her colleagues. i know. i know i need to quit this. - well, how about... - that smokers' helpline? yeah, they can give me a plan. - help me through the rough spots. - so you're ready to... quit? everyone wants me to quit-- my doctor, my wife the dog. - not good for the dog. - anyone else? hmm? what? anyone else want you to quit? me! i want me to quit. tdd# 800-933-4833 - ( rings ) - woman: smokers' helpline. oh, hi, it's me. people are stuck in very old habits of using toothpaste to clean their denture. but dentures are very different to real teeth. they're about 10 times softer and may have surface pores where bacteria can grow and multiply. polident is specifically designed to clean dentures daily. its unique micro-clean formula kills 99.9% of odor causi
-in congress tackles the hurricane sandy aid bill today. will the vote tear republicans apart, again. >>> the december jobs report. just 90 minutes away. how will holiday hiring affect the numbers? what does this mean for the health of our economy? >>> video you have to see. take a look at this. teenagers trapped on the ice. clinging to life on the tree. the rescue you need to stick around to watch. >> among guests this morning. former ohio congressman steve la tourette, newly sworn in congresswoman tulsi gabbard. mike dewine, tim ferriss and steve rinella. i have one word for you. >> squirrel. >> it's true. we have squirrel. friday, january 4th. "starting point" begins right now. >>> our starting point this morning. in just hours, the brand spanking new 113th congress will vote on a nearly $10 billion aid package for superstorm sandy victims. this after the outrage over speaker boehner canceling the initial vote early this week. athena jones live in our washington bureau. expected to be an easy one today, dana? >> it looks like it will be passed. about $9.7 billion in borrowing auth
with our lives getting ready for a national collection and the holidays to follow. then sandy hit. sandy was the worst storm to strike new jersey in our history. 346,000 homes were damaged or destroyed. nearly 7 million people and over 1000 schools were without power. 116,000 new jerseyians displaced from their homes, 41,000 families are still displaced from their homes today. sandy have damage to our homes and infrastructure, but it did not destroy our spirit. the people of new jersey have come together as never before across party lines, across ideological lines, across ages and races and backgrounds. from all parts of our state, even from out-of-state. everyone has come together, so today, let me start this address with a set of thank yous for me on behalf of the people of this great state. first, i want to thank the brave first responders, the national guard, and emergency manager experts who prepared us for this storm and kept us say in its aftermath. [applause] i want to thank the members of this legislature for their cooperation in answering stand challenges and for being by my si
measures being considered by joe biden's task force established after the sandy hook shootings. what, if any, new gun laws should be passed? it's our talk back question today. facebook.com/carolcnn. or send me a tweet. >>> now is your chance to talk back on one of the big stories of the day. the question for you this morning, what, if any, new gun laws should be passed? we're getting our first glimpse into what the white house may propose in terms of gun legislation. according to "the washington post," joe biden and his task force are considering reip st e reinstating the ban on assault weapons and high capacity magazines, requiring universal gun checks for gun buyers, establishing a national gun sale database, strengthening mental health checks, imposing stiffer penalties for carrying guns near schools or giving them to minors. wow, ideas, something to talk about. forget that. already, nra-backed lawmakers are shooting down the administration's approach. >> i think you need to putter g everything on the table, but what i hear from the administration and if "the washington post" is
'll be okay. >> and a lot of people felt that way. the people of sandy hook trying to move forward and honor the lives lost. i'm deborah feyerick, thanks for joining us. i'm deborah feyerick. have a good night and a great have a good night and a great week. -- captions by vitac -- www.vitac.com >>> big new developments in the health of hillary clinton. she is back to work today. >> the case against accused a rare ra movie sheeter james holmes. we are just hours away from prosecutors unveiling their evidence in court. >> the biggest scandal to hit washington since washington. call it knee gate. >> seriously. >> what is one of the brightest stars doing in the game with a bum knee only to injure it again, maybe even worse? >> i cannot tell you how we have been discussing this this morning. it's a story. >> there is outrage. there is consternation in washington right after the fiscal cliff. can they get no reprieve after all the problems they've had? >> oh, my goodness. >> welcome to "early start." i'm john berman. >> nice to have you back. i'm zoraida sambolin. it is 5:00 a.m. in the east. the
problems with the film and what they he shared with the film makers. >> and concerns for superstorm sandy's victims, but a new push to preserve their path. >> the moment i went down there and i just saw this white album, i just caught my eyes, please don't make it the wedding album. >> and it was. >> and i picked it up, i just held it up, and the water was gushing out of it. just like i said, my heart sunk. ♪ [ male announcer ] how do you turn an entrepreneur's dream... ♪ into a scooter that talks to the cloud? ♪ or turn 30-million artifacts... ♪ into a high-tech masterpiece? ♪ whatever your business challenge, dell has the technology and services to help you solve it. when i'm out with my kids, my daughter's like, "mom, wait up!" and i'm thinking, "shouldn't you have more energy than me? you're, like, eight!" [ male announcer ] for every 2 pounds you lose through diet and exercise alli can help you lose one more by blocking some of the fat you eat. simple. effective. advantage: mom. let's fight fat with alli. learn more, lose more at letsfightfat.com. your mouth has sipped, sna
>> bret: finally tonight, we saw the uproar on the delay for the vote for the hurricane sandy relief bill, what we didn't see were the efforts by the new jersey governor to get that vote to happen. >> governor. >> chris: industry lashed out over his own party getting action sandy aide. >> shame on congress. >> got speaker boehner and other republicans to agree signing a bill giving aide to the northeast by using new jersey like persuasion tactics. [screaming] >> bret: thanks for inviting us into your home tonight. that is it for this "special report," fair, balanced and unafraid. >> shepard: this is the fox report. tonight, homemade napan and termites. they burn so hot water can't put out the flames. the movie massacre suspect used them to booby trap his apartment according to cops' testimony today. a bump in the road maybe a big one for the president's nominee for the head of the cia. >> the president calls john brennan one of his closest advisors. now one powerful senator threatening to hold up the confirmation process over last year's deadly attack in libya. >> i'm not goin
, starting with hurricane andrew, way before katrina and sandy, there was andrew back in 1992. killed 15 people, second costliest storm in u.s. history adjusted for inflation and it really did change how hurricanes were forecast and how the nation really responded. that was beyond devastating for those communities down there in florida. >> the winds were gauged at 160 miles per hour and another huge story is the riots. the rodney king riots which happened after those four officers were acquitted in the beating of rodney king. they rioted over six days in april of 1992, looting, assault, murder occurred during the riots and estimates of property damage topped $1 billion. >> and they pulled that truck driver out and beat him with a brick. that was a dark time for the country and exposed relations in america. something that these stories of 1992, also a big year politically, as well. we all remember this guy. president clinton won election that year. the guy from hope, arkansas came into the white house and obviously, changed the face of politics. i remember my parents saying for the first
the massacre in newtown, connecticut. sandy hook elementary classes have been moved to a nearby town, but are the kids ready? that's next. i've discovered gold. [ female announcer ] new roc® retinol correxion max. the power of roc® retinol is intensified with a serum. it's proven to be 4x better at smoothing lines and deep wrinkles than professional treatments. roc® max for maximum results. >>> former congresswoman gabrielle giffords was in newtown, connecticut this weekend where a gunman killed 26 people last month. giffords survived a mass shooting herself in her district two years ago. she met with local and state leaders to discuss gun control legislation, mental health identification and also treatment. the kids at connecticut sandy hook elementary school returned to classes this week. three weeks after 20 of their classmates were shot and killed, along with several educators. classes were moved to nearby connecticut where students were welcomed with greetings and ribbons along the route. behavioral expert wendy walsh is with us. when the kids showed up, their found their own
for the victims of superstorm sandy. the senate will take it up later it today. it made it to the house floor after lawmakers let speaker john boehner know they did not want that vote delayed. jim acosta is on capitol hill covering all of this. jim, i understand they're getting to work. we like that. we like to see that on the first day of the job, getting something done. >> that's right. >> the house is going to hold a second vote next week. tell us about that. >> well, after this initial section of sandy relief was passed by the house earlier in morning by a vote of 354-7 susan, susadz suzanne we expect it to passed. the first chunk will shore up the government's flood insurance program and pay to claims to people trying to get some relief for some of the damage that they sustained and they're seeking help through the program. the rest is expected to come later on this month. not all is a sure thing. this second chunk is going to have to be negotiated here in the house, and then go over to the senate. there was some talk before all of this got started, you know, when this all went down the
obama has signed a $9.7 billion superstorm sandy aid package. most will be used to pay flood insurance claims. a second bill will be voted on on january 15th. house speaker john boehner received harsh criticism from chris christie and peter king, both republicans, when he refused to bring the bill up for house vote. >>> hockey fans may have something to cheer about. the league and players association came to a tentative agreement yesterday on a ten-year deal that would end the lockout. >> for the ten fans remaining. >> for all ten of you fans left, there could be hockey soon. it could be approved by team players and owners. and you ten fans could watch hockey as early as next week. >>> football. mike shanahan might have explaining to do after star quarterback robert griffin iii appeared to badly reinjure his knee. it happened in the fourth quarter as rg3 tried to recover a fumbled snap. it hurt to just watch it. wasn't even touched. check this out right now. he wasn't even touched. he couldn't move to pick up the fumble. he had hobbled throughout the game. started limping in the first
'm jennifer granholm. in the wake of the sandy hook elementary school shootings, you recall the nra suggested all schools install armed guards to prevent a similar tragedy. >> the only way to stop a monster from killing our kids is to be personally involved and invested in a plan of absolute protection. the only thing that stops a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a gun. >> jennifer: of course wayne lapierre went on to suggest that there should be armed personnel inside our schools, and our next guest thinks that's a good idea. bob marshall has drafted legislation that at least one person be armed inside of our schools in virginia. welcome inside "the war room." >> it could also be a good lady with a gun as an off-duty deputy sheriff proved last week when someone entered a theater with a gun. >> jennifer: which is better from your perspective? should be it an armed teacher? an armed guard with a gun? would the armed person have prevented the sandy hook tragedy in your mind? >> let me give you the background? virginia there are 1980 public schools. we have 552 a
could last all week. >> president obama has signed a super storm sandy aid package into law. the bill includes more than $9 billion to help the government tapes led insurance claims. it was the first legislative action of the new congress after the previous session show a vote last week on a much larger assistance plan for storm victims various lawmakers away and no more than $50 billion in additional sandy a later this month. that portion will likely face a much tougher review. some new york students with a ride to school this morning may not have won by wednesday. union leaders say in your city bus driver may go on strike. that will mean more than 150,000 public school students will have to find another way to school. drivers are disputing the contract a mean some lost jobs. current contracts are set to expire at the end of june in the department has ari prepared for a walkout, by public bus fare cards for students. >> 5 bay area middle schools are making a great as they made state superintendent of public instruction time for lactose tolerance extends list of middle california's mi
sandy. >> the leading global insurance company here in america. >> everything plus a profit of more than 22 billion for the american people. >> thank you, america. >> so you may have seen that new ad from insurance giant aig which received $182 billion bailout from you, the taxpayers. well, it's been publicly with the high profile tv ad campaign but the rescued company now confirms its board will meet tomorrow considering suing the u.s. government claiming the shareholders were cheated in the bailout deal. michael delmaced reports on this in "the new york times." thank you for joining us. >> thank you. >> this brand new ad campaign. >> yeah. >> i noticed it the other day. a great ad. we appreciate what america taxpayers did for us. paid you back with interest. what happened? where did we go wrong? thank you to we may sue you. >> they're considering joining a lawsuit filed by their former ceo claiming the rescue of aig cheated shareholders out of tens of billions of dollars. >> in what way? how can we cheat you if you're fledgling or having major trouble? >> basically arguing that the gov
signed a $9.7 billion superstorm sandy aid package that money provides money to help the government pay flood insurance claims a week from now, congress will weigh in on an additional $51 billion in sandy aid. >>> a source confirms to cnn the white house is calling seine is doors' offices today to tell them that chuck hagel's nomination for defense secretary is imminent in an effort to help build support for that nomination. administration officials say that nomination will be announced tomorrow. the former senator from nebraska is a vietnam war hero and served on capitol hill for more than a decade but his confirmation process won't be smooth sailing. hageling anered some lawmakers for imposing sanctions on iran. >> chuck hagel, if confirmed to be secretary of defense, would be the most antagonistic secretary of defense towards the state of israel in our nation's history. not only has he said you should directly negotiate with iran, sanctions won't work, that israel must negotiate with hamas, an organization terrorist group that lobs thousands of rockets into israel, he also was one of
in congress today to help the battered northeast rebuild after super storm sandy. the house of representatives flood insurance program pay for 115,000 claims. the house taking up a larger package january 15th providing $51 kbrinl to hard hit areas in new jersey, new york and connecticut. >> former arizona congress woman gabrielle giffords is visiting newtown, connecticut today, offering their support after the deadly shooting at sandy hook elementary school. she met with local officials as well as u.s. senator bloomenthal and lieutenant government nancy wiman. she is still recovering after being shot in the head almost two years ago. >> this picture shows president obama being briefed after it happened last month. you can see he appeared to be somber as he spoke with john brennan and said that was quote, the worst day of his presidency. >> berkeley assembly woman nancy skinner plans to reintroduce legislation to tighten ammunition purchases requiring all to show identification and require all ammunition sales be reported to the department of justice. among other things banning kits converting
for victims of superstorm sandy. the house approved a bill friday after house speaker john boehner canceled a vote on a wider $60 billion package, a move that sparked harsh criticism. as the smaller bill against on the house floor, democratic congressmember steny hoyer of maryland and the idea of velazquez of new york announced bronner's decision. >> while it is never too late to do the right thing, it is late that we're doing this thing. and we are doing only the bare minimum. >> it is indefensible that as americans continue to suffer from the impact of sandy, the house majority could not get their act together to bring the entire package to a vote. >> house speaker boehner says he will being the remaining $51 billion in relief to vote on january 15. president obama is expected until the nomination today former republican senator chuck hagel of nebraska as a net secretary defense, replacing leon panetta. a vietnam war veteran and three- term member of the senate, he has faced criticism from right- wing foes over his positions on israel and dealing with iran, as well as from progressive cri
frustrating, i got angry. i was so very passionate, following what happened at sandy hook, as we all were. and my position on what should be done about gun control, i've been advocating for a long time. so this to me was a tipping point. and to hear them continue to espouse this, you cannot touch any guns philosophy, i found very frustrating. with alex jones, i took a different tact. my tact was to try and show that i could be a listener, that i would give him the time to explain, articulate his position, but instead, he didn't want to debate anything or discuss it. but i found it illuminating that during his rant, you got a real sense of what an element of the more extreme gun activists in this country genuinely believe. they believe that their government will perform as a sort of tyranny and overthrow them or try to, and that is why they all need to be heavily armed. and that's what he believes. that's what his followers, to his pretty well-listened to show believe. and i think sometimes, you have to give people just enough rope to tie themselves into a large, pretty unedifying not. and
survived the attack at sandy hook elementary, returned to class thursday without incident. on the same day, connecticut's governor ordered a review of the state's gun laws there. >>> and a massive settlement from the 2010 oil spill. drilling giant, transocean, the owner of the rig that exploded, has agreed to pay a $1.4 billion fine to settle the government's claims against the company. the money will be used to fund recovery projects all along the gulf coast. >>> and take a look at this dramatic rescue about 200 miles off of new orleans there in the gulf. a coast guard crew plucking a sick man and his wife from their sailboat. they were heading to houston when their 64-foot boat got caught up in some rough weather. and the man suffered an apparent heart attack. after being airlifted to the hospital, he is now reported to be in stable condition. >> take a look at this -- this morning we're getting a very rare glimpse at the preroyal life of princess diana. photo, about to go up for auction. believed to be from a swiss ski trip in 1980. this is before diana met prince charles. it shows a 19
on the ground. and this shooting comes nearly a month after the sandy hook elementary school shooting, immediately became political today. dianne feinstein, a democrat, who plans to introduce a bill banning assault weapons released a statement after the shooting today asking, "how many more shootings must there be in america before we come to the realization that guns and grievances do not belong together?" that came as vice president joe biden met with his gun violence task force today and members of the nra. and he talked about a key idea he thinks should pass. >> there is a surprising, so far, a surprising recurrence suggestions that we have universal background checks. not just close the gun show loophole, but total, universal background checks, including private sales. >> john avalon is "outfront." john, let's just start off with these background checks. obviously, look, for whether a potential purchaser has a criminal record or history of mental illness. obviously, there's issues with both of those things and how they're defined. but on the background check concept overall, how
sandy and renewal of the violence against women act. there is the farm bill that sets farm subsidies and food aid for the poor. there is postal reform, as the usps hemorrhaging $25 million a day and may need a bail-out, and the pie in the sky, the if only they could get their act together and actually do something wish list items, meaningful changes to the nation's gun laws and immigration reform, which the 11 million undocumented workers in this country are counting on. more than just a full plate, this is a jam packed enchilada of responsibility. joining us now from washington is the sade of capitol hill, boat shoe enthusiast and my celebrity dopplerleganger, nbc's luke russert. a man, i will say, who does not really take a vacation, luke. you have been in the trenches this whole holiday season, my friend. >> yeah, but thankfully the united states congress, the 113th got off to a whopping start by taking a week off after they got sworn in, which is a welcome reprieve for a lot of us in d.c. >> bringing out the boat shoes for the new year. jerry side writing in the "wall street jour
leadership in the aftermath of hurricane sandy. no doubt about it, he stood up to his party for their actions and how they didn't do what they were supposed to do early on to get relief from congress. but now is the time for real leadership, passing the buck on to the entertainment industry, governor, is nothing but a cop-out. it's a great way to divert attention from a politically delicate situation and difficult position. >> i don't let games like call of duty in my house for ps3 and xbox. that's a decision mary pat and i have made. you cannot tell me sitting in the basement for hours playing call of duty and killing people over and over and over again does not desensitize that child to the real life effects of violence. >> i don't disagree with governor christy. parenting, it's a responsibility. parents have to parent. but there is no legislation to keep a kid from playing video games in this country. christie wants to, if he wants to be in the big leagues when it comes to politics, this is the issue. he should look to his counterpart across the river in new york as an example. >> forget t
. sandy and i, from the onset, have not been focused on the shooter. we're going to let the justice system deal with him. we trust that. fortunately we don't have any hatred toward him. he is a troubled soul. and our main goal now is to try to prevent further atrocities, massacres, by doing something in the legislature to prevent these massacres from occurring over and over and over again. >> yes. yes. i understand you're going to washington, sir, tomorrow to meet with the vice president. what do you hope to accomplish? >>i hope to put a face and some emotion into the appeal to the american people to please not be apathetic toward this problem that our country has, and let's do something about some sensible gun laws, and to tell the american people that we do not want to take guns away. i have a shotgun to protect my home. i don't plan on giving it up. but i would like to see assault weapons, high capacity magazines, background checks, those three factors, if we could get something done, i think we would be going a long way as a country to improve what we're facing now with these massacres
from the white house this morning. >>> more than two months after superstorm sandy hit the northeast there are so many families still struggling to survive. sheila and dominic trayna are a good example. we've been bringing you their story since sandy hit in october. as they fight with their insurance company, allstate they learned their damaged home is part of a new television ad for allstate. not surprising the traynas are upset. allstate tells the "new york post" they'll remove the ad and i forgot to mention this important detail, allstate did not pay the family's claim because they say the damage was caused by storm surge and not the storm itself. >>> robert griffin iii going under the knife this morning. espn reporting the washington redskins physician and famed orthopedist dr. james andrews is operating on the team's franchise quarterback. rg3 is having total reconstructive surgery on his knee, re-injured during sunday's playoff game, and is expected to recover in time, at least we hope so, for the 2013 season. >>> espn now apologizing for brent musburger's remarks about katheri
was damaged during superstorm sandy. train officials will consider whether that played a role in the malfunction. >>> a murder mystery in chicago after a man wins the lottery. in june 46-year-old urooz khan won $425,000 in a scratch ticket. the winding amount was issued july 18, but he turned up dead on july 20. at first the death was ruled natural. then a relative told officials he was murdered. tests showed he died of cyanide poisoning. so far there are no suspects. >>> the war on cancer is now in its fifth decade, and a new report says fewer americans are dying from the disease. for men the decrease in deaths fell almost 2% a year from 2005 to 2009. for women, 1.5%. we look at what needs to be done to get those numbers even lower. >> reporter: the small drop in the death rate for some cancers is not good enough for dr. david agus of the usc cancer center. >> i don't want to put sour grapes on things, but to me it is not a reason to cheer. i look at two, three people a week and say i've got no more drugs to treat your cancer. i want dramatic effects where
with changes showers returning back to the forecast. >> catherine: nine weeks after super-storm sandy sent them fleeing. some of the people who live in the hardest hit parts of new jersey are being told they can go home again. this is video of one of the badly damaged neighborhoods.soon after the storm hit. even though some people are packing up and heading home.there are still vast stretches of nearby towns which are still deserted. >> the man arrested in the colorado movie theatre massacre was in court today. james holmes - looking very different from when he was taken into custody. he looked pale and thinner - with a beard and moustache. families of the victims heard emotional testimony today. including from a police officer who says he thought holmes was a fellow officer at first.that july evening. the officer broke down when he was describing how the floor of the movie theatre was wet with blood. holmes is charged with killing 12 people and wounding dozens of others. >> new information on the gunman in the connecticut grade school shooting. the new york post reports that adam lanza may not
the east coast recover from hurricane sandy. we're a leading global insurance company, based right here in america. we've repaid every dollar america lent us. everything, plus a profit of more than $22 billion. for the american people. thank you, america. helping people recover and rebuild -- that's what we do. now let's bring on tomorrow. i wish my patients could see what i see. ♪ that over time, having high cholesterol and any of these risk factors can put them at increased risk for plaque buildup in their arteries. so it's even more important to lower their cholesterol, and that's why, when diet and exercise alone aren't enough, i prescribe crestor. in a clinical trial versus lipitor, crestor got more high-risk patients' bad cholesterol to a goal of under 100. [ female announcer ] crestor is not right for everyone. like people with liver disease or women who are nursing, pregnant or may become pregnant. tell your doctor about other medicines you're taking. call your doctor right away if you have muscle pain or weakness, feel unusually tired, have loss of appetite, upper belly pain,
to step up is there. i mean, our phones have been ringing off the hook now for a month after the sandy hook shooting, and it's been incredible the amount of new people that want to engage in this. we're really hopeful and really look forward to tomorrow's meeting with the vice president. >> you've become an activist as a result of this life transforming event, the shooting that you were injured, and were also featured in a documentary that you made about virginia tech. what has changed since the 32 -- it's called "living for 32." of course, the 32 people who died there. what has changed in terms of security, do you think, on campuses like virginia tech? >> i think campus security has made a lot of great improvements as to physically on campus and to how to alert students and faculty as to what's going on campus. unfortunately, we haven't seen that same progress through our gun policy. still 40% of all gun sales in this country go unchecked. i mean, that's just unacceptable. that's just bad public policy. the american people are learning that that's actually the case. i mean, i think mo
, massive floods in pakistan. there was hurricane sandy in the u.s. all around the world, a couple of years back in the kremlin, they had to ban wheat exports because they're having such extreme heat waves the could not export it anymore. we saw the price of grain go up threefold around the world. the message from all of this and what our weather agencies have been telling us, this is the new normal. this is not some freak extreme weather event. we have seen a trend over the past few decades of extreme weather events on the rise, getting worse and worse as we put more carbon pollution into the atmosphere and make climate change worse. >> you're just in antarctica. can you describe going from australia to antarctica and back? >> i just got back to australia yesterday from antarctica, where i was talking to people there about the impacts of climate change. western and predict that is still very cold, but it is actually the most quickly warming land mass. west antarctica has more than three times the global average -- has warmed more than three times the global average. it is having an impact
prayed for superstorm sandy to give him cover for failed economic policies. he immediately apologized for the community. >>> today we're remembering richard ben cramer, he wrote one of the greatest political books ever, what it takes, the way to the white house, about the '88 km campaign. he died yesterday from lung cancer. >>> leon panetta had a little fun for the luncheon announcement for the successor. >> the time has to for me to return to my wife and three sons and their families and six grandchildren and my walnut farm. dealing with a different set of nuts. >> that's a good line. >>> if you read only one thing this morning, here's a question that got my attention. is someone you work with a genuine bon fid psych path. >> there's research on psychopaths among us and what professions are likely to attract the 1%. wait until you see the top ten. it's on our facebook page. [ man ] ring ring... progresso this reduced sodium soup says it may help lower cholesterol, how does it work? you just have to eat it as part of your heart healthy diet. step 1. eat the soup. all those veggies and
the horror at sandy hook elementary school. she and her husband, mark kelly, spent a day with some of the victims' families. >> first couple we spoke to. the dad took out his cell phone and showed us a picture of his daughter. and i just about lost it. >> reporter: the couple told diane that newtown was their turning point. >> i have a gun. gabby and i are both gun owners. we are strong supporters of the second amendment. but we have to do something to keep the guns from getting into the wrong hands. >> reporter: and this morning -- >> yes, yes. >> reporter: -- on the two-year anniversary of the shooting in tucson, they plan to do something about it. announcing their campaign for responsible changes to gun laws. working with politicians to take high-powered gun lobbyists head-on. they hope to engage the nation in a real discussion about preventing gun violence. >> when it can happen to children in a classroom, it's time to say -- >> enough. >> and they are taking this nationwide. also on the cover of "usa today" this morning. everyone can see more of diane's exclusive interview wit
died at sandy hook which left 26 dead including 20 children. giffords was accompanied by her husband mark kelly. next call is from midland, texas, mary is on the phone. good morning. caller: good morning. i can't hear you. host: you are on the air. go ahead. caller: i don't think there is a solution to this. the government has never found a solution. to any problem like this. the alcohol problem or any other problem. my life was saved twice by carrying a gun in my car. host: how so? caller: well, the first time was in 1987. i was driving from fort worth to oklahoma city, and this man from falls came up to the side of me and made obscene gestures and tried to run me off the road. i just pulled my gun out from underneath the seat and i showed it to him and he left me alone. secondly, i was out at the park practicing golf and this young man came up and started to threaten me. i walked over to my car and i knew that i was in danger and strapped on my gun, which is in a pack. and when he started toward me i was picking up my golf balls, i pulled my gun out and i pointed it at him and he t
in this last bill. >> for the victims of sandy. they snuck some of that pork in. it is a problem. we want low priced goods but we want american jobs. somehow those it's hard to do both of them. sometimes we have had system struggling companies when we say they are all american made then their sales boost. if they tout that and trumpet it sometimes people patron nice this store. with this one it went under. >> sad news. coming up on the show. one state senator now saying is he going to fight until hell freezes over stop this newspaper from publishing another county's list of gun permits of owners, he joins us next. >> imagine this guy sitting next to you on an airplane. he was duct taped for his seat for being too drunk. was this the best way to calm him down or most amusing? ♪ putnam county clerk is refusing to release prosecute prosecute -- i wasn't elected to journal news i was represent the citizens of my county. my phone has been flooded with phone calls people fearful for their lives and their safety and the safety of their family and the neighborhood. these laws were written over 30 y
. >>> the president has signed into law a bill providing nearly $10 billion to victims of superstorm sandy. the new law ramps up fema's borrowing authority so that 100,000 flood claims won't be delayed. another $51 billion in aid will be voted on later this month. >>> a lot of news to report this morning from a world of sports. the 113-day nhl dispute has been settled and players could head back to the ice in the next few weeks. meanwhile, the nfl playoffs are off to a wild start as the washington redskins lost quarterback robert griffin iii to a knee injury, costing them the game against the seattle seahawks. >>> and linebacker ray lewis went out on top, taking the vikings to victory in the final home game before retiring. he has the dance and all. >>> tonight, alabama and notre dame face off in the bcs championship game in miami. it's now 7:15. back to matt, savannah and al. could be a new dance craze. >> he has been doing that one for a while. who do we like in the game tonight? >> i don't know. i'm going to be neutral officially. real courageous. >> i think alabama is going to win. i do. >> not
by occupiers which has been buying up -- it has been buying up debt and cancelling it. there is occupy sandy, occupy the fcc -- occupy still goes on. second and most important, significant social change in this country has never come simply by conventional politics. it is never a simple of yielding success after success. every social movement has seen flows starting with the anti- slavery movement began in the 1700's which nobody would have ever predicted would end slavery 100 years later. the civil rights movement sought ups and downs. i think that it is important to always know that social movements are not simple narrative of parks of one of success after another. -- arcs of success after another. it is not about occupying space. it is about confronting the enormous challenges we face in america and the globe. if we do not confront of these changes, we will not have a future. one way of thinking about maybe the history of the abs and a flows of social movement is to say -- for those who write the demise of this movement, which there is is always a gap or you can have hope. that is the imp
calls last june. similar problems cropped up when superstorm sandy hit in october. >>> and a closer look at the brain of the late nfl line baker junior seau and the ten-time all pro committed suicide in may. specialists who have studied him closely say that he has evidence of scarring and a condition called chronic traumatic enself lop tea e.ect. we'll have a live report from sanjay gupta. particularly when you're talking young kids and so forth, we've heard about the issue of concussion cans. >> sanjay has done a lot of research, a lot of work on these concussions, these head injuries from football. it's a serious, serious subject. >> that's reason enough to tune in and continue to stay tuned in. >> it was such a tragic loss. i remember the day upon hearing the news of his suicide. really, really sad. >> all right. thank you. >>> we're just about to get a close look at assault weapons. they are likely to become the targets of proposed gun control laws again. but, first, what's wrong with this picture? our strategy session is looking at whether the president needs to recruit more women a
, connecticut, could soon bear the name a hometown teacher who died protecting her students in the sandy hook massacre massacre. the mayor proposing it be renamed to honor the memory of victoria soto. the measure is expected to be taken up at a meeting next week. >>> and adding tweets to its collection of public documents. it has amassed 170 billion public twitter messages as part of an agreement the library signed with the social media site in 2010. the library's currently looking for ways to make this new database available to the public. i think that's going to be quite a telling history if you can see what people were tweeting at the moment on given events like the state of the union. >> you been tweeting a lot? >> i have been. >>@lisasylvester? >> @lsylvester.com. >>> president obama's choice for defense secretary drawing criticism including some of chuck hagel's fellow republicans. one of them is here to explain why he has already decided he won't vote to confirm hagel. >> he's a good man, but this is the wrong job for him. he's certainly outside of the national security mainstream. hum
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